Category: Labor

Shamus Cooke: Who’s Scarier: Scott Walker or ‘Jihadi John’?

The 1% despises unions much more than they hate ISIS

Steve Early: Spirit of Tony Mazzocchi Haunts Oil Industry Again

What better place to make blue-green alliance building more real than rhetorical, among labor and community partners long pitted against each other by companies like Chevron and Shell?

Julia Wang: Student Campaign Forces 16 Universities to End Sweatshop Contracts

United Students Against Sweatshops has successfully pressured 16 colleges and universities to end their contracts with VF Corp – owner of Jansport, North Face, and Vans

Jenny Brown: Servers, Not Servants

While unions and others tried to outlaw tipping in the early days, restaurant employers saw it as free money

Karl Grossman: Locavore Movement Overlooks Farmworkers

Farmworkers remain without the right to organize unions

Sam Mitrani: The Origins of Modern Policing

Before the 19th century, there were no police forces that we would recognize as such anywhere in the world

Garrett Brown: Labor Movement Malpractice

Relinquishing the Fight for Workplace Health and Safety

Eva Shoufi: Domestic Workers in Lebanon Establish Unprecedented Labor Union

A historic event in the struggle of male and female workers in Lebanon happened on January 25

Cal Winslow: California Labor’s Civil Wars Continue

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Jenny Brown: Stirring Troublemaking

The year had a spirited and determined feel. Every time we turned around there was another sit-in or strike or ingenious job action

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